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Monroe County, Indiana Crime Statistics

This page contains crime numbers for Monroe County, Indiana. You can take a look at the breakdown of crime by type, changes to crime figures over time, and see how Monroe County compares to similar locations. If you are interested in seeing public records information for Monroe County, Indiana, you can click the Public Records tab at the top.

Total Crime

Between 1999 and 2008 there were 31,602 total crimes reported in Monroe County, Indiana (1,903 of them violent). Of the 3,160 crimes that happen every year in Monroe County, nearly one-half occur less than one mile from home. On average, someone is a victim of a crime in Monroe County, Indiana every 2 hours. This includes 22 murders, 309 rapes, and greater than twenty-three thousand thefts (including 1,639 auto thefts).

Crime Trends

Over the preceding 10 years, crime data were available in Monroe County, Indiana for all 10 years. During that time frame, reported crime in Monroe County has grown by 32%. During that same interval, violent crime grew by 52%. On the whole, the crime figures reflect a dramatic growth in crime over the last 10 years in Monroe County. If the current trend continues, predicted crime numbers could hit greater than four thousand for Monroe County, Indiana in 2009.

Crime Trends in Monroe County, Indiana (1999-2008)

Keep in mind that these graphs show reported crime numbers and certain sharp changes in crime figures might be the result of changes in reporting, not actual changes in crime rates.

Crime Comparisons

Crime rates per 1,000 population in counties like Monroe County, Indiana (1999-2008)

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Crime Data Information

Monroe County, Indiana law enforcement agencies report their statistics to the FBI UCR program. The data reported for Monroe County conform to the FBI data quality guidelines. For more information, and a description of the statistical methods and data algorithms used by RecordsPedia, please visit our methodology section.